Activity Types: Fishbone Diagrams

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What are Fishbone Diagrams?

Fishbone diagrams show causal relationships of complex phenomenon or events. Factors can be illustrated visually and with details. Enchanted Learning provides many templates for creating Fishbone diagrams. An example of using a Fishbone diagram in an actual lesson can be found at Corwin Press and ReadWriteThink. Another excellent online fishbone diagram generator is available at ClassTools.net.

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